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Quickies Again — Rumors (Bristol), Saint Joan (Quintessence)

RUMORS, Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, Pa., through Sunday, April 17 — Neil Simon knows how to structure a play and give characters tics and neuroses that individualize … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Philly Fan — Montgomery Theater

The time is so ripe for “The Philly Fan’s” return. Though Bruce Graham’s play is set on the eve of a potential Philadelphia sports triumph — Super Bowl XXXIX which … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Funnyman — Arden Theatre

Laughs are Chick Sherman’s life. And lifeblood. From his infancy, his primary lessons, and primary mission, was to get yuks from audiences attending vaudeville show, the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rizzo — Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Frank Rizzo is such an indelible figure, 24 years is not enough time to erase his image or the force of his personality from the people who followed his exploits … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

According to Goldman — Act II Playhouse

David Bradley and an excellent cast of Tony Braithwaite, Susan Riley Stevens, and Luke Brahdt have elevated Bruce Graham’s play about a successful screenwriter and his promising protégé from a … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stella and Lou — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Bruce Graham’s latest play, “Stella and Lou,” is the theatrical version of comfort food. Rather than aim for the gourmet, with fancy ingredients and a self-consciously splashy array of spices, … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lost in Yonkers — Bristol Riverside Theatre

In a true yarn that becomes a family joke, one grandson tells another his uncle’s story about how a horse fell on Grandma Kurnitz seventy years ago causing nagging lifelong pain, … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Laughter on the 23rd Floor — Bristol Riverside Theatre

 Timing is the essence of comedy, and timing, coupled with characterization, makes Keith Baker’s production of Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” at Bristol Riverside Theatre a congenial success … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Update on Casting

GONGLEWSKI IS MASHA FOR PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY        Grace Gonglewski, a leading lady on local stages for more than 25 years, is cast as the movie star, Masha, who comes … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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